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Jellica

High Points for 489/190 - South Australia

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Sophie's occupation is a watchmaker, which is only available on the secondary list so there's no indication of the colour coding. However looking at the official gov data, there were no applications last year at all for any visa category under watchmaker so hopefully, they'll see us and be like, wow that's weird.

Have you been to Adelaide before? Head straight to Henley beach and that can be where we laughing about it one day. Henley is awesome and that's where we're looking at renting a place when we arrive (fingers crossed)


  • Occupation: 323316 - Watchmaker, Visa: State-sponsored (SA) 489 visa, high points category
  • Points: 80 = Age (30), Qualification (15), Experience (5), Language (20), SA 489 (10)
  • Passed IELTS: 9, 9, 8, 9: 20/07/2018TRA application lodged: 24/07/2018, TRA positive result: 15/10/18
  • SkillSelect EOI lodged: 16/10/18SA application lodged: 18/10/18, SA acceptance: 06/12/18
  • Visa lodged: 13/12/18Visa acceptance: ???, Arrive in Adelaide: ???

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Sophie's occupation is a watchmaker, which is only available on the secondary list so there's no indication of the colour coding. However looking at the official gov data, there were no applications last year at all for any visa category under watchmaker so hopefully, they'll see us and be like, wow that's weird.
Have you been to Adelaide before? Head straight to Henley beach and that can be where we laughing about it one day. Henley is awesome and that's where we're looking at renting a place when we arrive (fingers crossed)
I have been. I used to work for SunCorp on my working holiday visa and I briefly visted.

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Sophie's occupation is a watchmaker, which is only available on the secondary list so there's no indication of the colour coding. However looking at the official gov data, there were no applications last year at all for any visa category under watchmaker so hopefully, they'll see us and be like, wow that's weird.
Have you been to Adelaide before? Head straight to Henley beach and that can be where we laughing about it one day. Henley is awesome and that's where we're looking at renting a place when we arrive (fingers crossed)
Where are you guys based in the UK?

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Southampton. Cruise ship capital of the South ?

 


  • Occupation: 323316 - Watchmaker, Visa: State-sponsored (SA) 489 visa, high points category
  • Points: 80 = Age (30), Qualification (15), Experience (5), Language (20), SA 489 (10)
  • Passed IELTS: 9, 9, 8, 9: 20/07/2018TRA application lodged: 24/07/2018, TRA positive result: 15/10/18
  • SkillSelect EOI lodged: 16/10/18SA application lodged: 18/10/18, SA acceptance: 06/12/18
  • Visa lodged: 13/12/18Visa acceptance: ???, Arrive in Adelaide: ???

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So we have some Southerners and Northerners, I guess we'll all be POMs once we get to Oz! haha! where do you hail from Jetblast??

 

 

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Henley beach is beautiful, we drove across from Melbourne and were really taken with Mount Gambier, thinking of getting away from big cities for a while after growing up in Manchester.

so we have some Southerners and Northerners, I guess we'll all be POMs once we get to Oz! haha! where do you hail from Jetblast??
I am from near Manchester. Are you in the area still?

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Yeah, still live here, we live in south Manchester, the area has changed so much in the last 10 years, its like the extra push we need to make the move to Oz
We lived in Altrincham for 2 years so I know what you mean. Needs a lot of development.

  • Occupation: 323316 - Watchmaker, Visa: State-sponsored (SA) 489 visa, high points category
  • Points: 80 = Age (30), Qualification (15), Experience (5), Language (20), SA 489 (10)
  • Passed IELTS: 9, 9, 8, 9: 20/07/2018TRA application lodged: 24/07/2018, TRA positive result: 15/10/18
  • SkillSelect EOI lodged: 16/10/18SA application lodged: 18/10/18, SA acceptance: 06/12/18
  • Visa lodged: 13/12/18Visa acceptance: ???, Arrive in Adelaide: ???

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Jellica - are you going with a partner or family like Jon and Sophie? I am going alone.

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your brave going solo Jetblast, its such a big thing to do, do you know people in Aus?

 

 

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I will also be leaving home at the same time! I am 27 and should have moved out earlier. But I have been delaying moving out because of the Australia thing. I am going to turn up with my suitcases and nothing else. Iam independent so I should be fine.

 

I have family in Brisbane but that's a long way from Adelaide. However I am very close to them and see them more often than relatives who live around the corner. So it will be closer them so not so bad.

 

 

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oh wow! I reckon you made the right decision staying home a little longer before you move to Oz - Hopefully you will have an easier time for your planning

 

 

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The plus side with your situation is that you have plenty of time for the visa process. I am itching to go. I need to get cracking with the next chapter in my life.

What occupation are you going under? I have gone under Network Administrator. (Despite being an IT Manager in real life!)

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Ahh this has been two years in the planning already, we were waiting for 8 years experience to pass in June and we both feel like in limbo, decision is made and we're planning to go as fast as we can manage after the visa comes in. I was hoping to get over before Christmas but all these processing times are putting us back, I'd rather do a double summer than a double winter!

 

 

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It's been about 3 for me. I started by getting myself qualified in my job (I didn't go to college or University when I left school). That wasn't too much of a problem. But it took way too long to do my PTE I struggled with that. I nearly gave up.

The job description thing is weird. I was previously assed in a higher position as a Network Engineer. That requires 80 points for SA. I changed to the lower position as Network Administrator and that requires 70 points. Not logical in my opinion.

In December I get 5 more points so I guess that helps.

Christmas might not be the best time to go anyway. Doesn't the Australian summer holiday usually mean a reduction in recruitment?

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Feels great to finally have the EOI and application in, at least things are moving - even if it is real slow

 

 

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I didn't think about settling in. I plan to stay with my relatives in Brisbane for a month or so. Gives me time to get over the jet lag and have a general rest. It also lets me to get online and start to find a place to live.

 

What part of South Australia do you have in mind?

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Undoubtedly near work as we are awful commuters..... we'll see

 

I'll be interested to see when we both finally get sponsorship since we submitted on the same day, I'll keep you posted

 

 

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We'll end up near the hospital my fella gets a job in, as we are awful commuters. but we have been looking at Mount Gambier as its beautiful and 2 hours drive from some relatives we have living just inside Victoria.... we'll see

 

I'll be interested to see when we both finally get sponsorship since we submitted on the same day, I'll keep you posted

Whoever gets processed first should buy the other a drink when we both finally get there.

 

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On 15/07/2018 at 10:46, Jellica said:

How's everyone getting on? we've just put our EOI in and our application to South Australia for State Sponsorship ... 9-10 weeks processing time, so now we wait! fingers crossed ?

We spent ages writing a 2 page commitment statement only to find a character limit of 500 on the application! A small paragraph! Argh, anyhoo, all submitted now

Jonandsophie - fingers crossed your skills assessment comes in faster ?

@Jellica It has been 1 month! It has gone quite quickly, I thought it would drag.

If it takes 20 weeks thats 20% done and 26% (ish) if it takes 15 weeks.

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[mention=264268]Jellica[/mention] It has been 1 month! It has gone quite quickly, I thought it would drag.
If it takes 20 weeks thats 20% done and 26% (ish) if it takes 15 weeks.
Argh! i know, I log in daily ... so fed up of seeing the words LODGED and SUBMITTED! Interesting to see it as percentages :)

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6 hours ago, Jellica said:

Argh! i know, I log in daily ... so fed up of seeing the words LODGED and SUBMITTED! Interesting to see it as percentages ?
 

We lodged just as the processing time went up. In theory we should be closer to the older processing time frames.

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3 hours ago, JetBlast said:

We lodged just as the processing time went up. In theory we should be closer to the older processing time frames.

I hope you're correct. We lodged ours 11th July so it will be 6 weeks next Wednesday. I fear we may well be in the 15-20 week bracket even though the processing times were 9-10 weeks when we lodged as it is after the 1st July cut off. Struggling to think about anything else at this point ?.


VETASSESS skills assessment 15/12/2017 (5 points), Pearson PTE Academic 23/02/2018 (L90, R90, S90, W89, 20 points), education (15 points), age (25 points), subclass 489 state sponsorship (10 points).

EOI submitted: 10/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination application submitted: 11/07/2018, South Australia State Nomination granted: 17/10/2018, Invite to apply subclass 489 (STN): 17/10/2018,  Lodged visa application: 31/10/2018, CO request medical and police checks: 28/11/2018, Medical and police checks submitted: 06/12/2018, Visa grant: 19/02/2019, Terra Australis: TBC.

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All of our lives are on hold. I am iching to move on - I am living at home and want my own place. No point doing that in the UK.

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And after this we have to wait 6-7months for the 190 or 7-10months for the 489... Im thinking if we are lucky enough to get the visa in these timescales then a couple of months to tie up loose ends, its looking like a year till the big move!

a year of having your life on hold! gah! but at least we are in the queue ;)

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